|Team Alliance at Election Count|
Whilst concerned to see the further polarisation of politics I was delighted to see Alliance Party vote locally in North Down increase both in percentage terms and votes cast, compared to the last Westminster General Election.
The continued support from everyone who placed their trust in me and voted Alliance is greatly appreciated as we continue to strive for reconciliation in a shared, inclusive, open, welcoming society.
I would also like to congratulate Lady Sylvia Hermon upon her re-election as MP for North Down and wish her well as she works in the new Parliament as the only MP from Northern Ireland not aligned to the government and taking her seat whilst UK faces extremely challenging decisions ahead in relation to Brexit and other matters.
|Congratulating Lady Sylvia Hermon upon |
re-election as MP
My passion for positive, progressive and pro-European politics remains alongside Alliance desire for urgent restoration of devolved Assembly. We hope other parties join us in getting the devolved institutions up and running again without delay. Northern Ireland deserves better than current stalemate and party political bickering.